Gain more experience in just social media or?

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I've been working in one of the best advertising agencies in the country as a Social Media Manager for an year and a half with a variety of clients. I can tell that I'm not learning that much anymore and I have great experience in that branch already. I can now move and look for jobs in the same position and probably get a higher pay or I can work for a global gaming company as a "Mobile User Acquisition', which will include being an account manager too. I gain completely different skills there. If I'll be looking to move to another country later on, what is more valuable? Senior in just social media or gaining more experience in the whole industry?
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    Well , gaining more knowledge is one of the best way , after that you can move .
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    I don't know - I fret on the idea of a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Codx Bre
    Well, if you are skilled already in online marketing try to figure out what are people's needs, desires, wishes etc. With that skill you can invest some money and start your own online store which should be profitable after small investment due to your skills.

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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    It seems as if you have already provided the answer in your question.

    You say "I can tell that I'm not learning that much anymore and I have great experience in that branch already."

    So, my question is, what do you mean when you ask, "what is more valuable? Senior in just social media or gaining more experience in the whole industry?"

    If you're asking what can you immediately make more money doing, it is probably what you've been doing - you know, the thing that you seem to be burning out on. If you're asking what will be more valuable to you in terms of your overall knowledge, it's certainly taking a position which may pay less, but adds to your overall knowledge.

    We've had a couple of very successful students in our course that started off doing things for companies and after they learned so much, they decided to take those skills, build their own websites and start cashing in on all of that knowledge. Many have never worked a "real job" since. They are making more on their own with their own websites than they ever got paid by a company to do those same things for.

    So, what do you think? Did you answer your own question or not? I don't think anybody here is more qualified than you are to decide your life's path.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dani Friedman
      Originally Posted by dave_hermansen View Post

      It seems as if you have already provided the answer in your question.

      You say "I can tell that I'm not learning that much anymore and I have great experience in that branch already."

      So, my question is, what do you mean when you ask, "what is more valuable? Senior in just social media or gaining more experience in the whole industry?"

      If you're asking what can you immediately make more money doing, it is probably what you've been doing - you know, the thing that you seem to be burning out on. If you're asking what will be more valuable to you in terms of your overall knowledge, it's certainly taking a position which may pay less, but adds to your overall knowledge.

      We've had a couple of very successful students in our course that started off doing things for companies and after they learned so much, they decided to take those skills, build their own websites and start cashing in on all of that knowledge. Many have never worked a "real job" since. They are making more on their own with their own websites than they ever got paid by a company to do those same things for.

      So, what do you think? Did you answer your own question or not? I don't think anybody here is more qualified than you are to decide your life's path.
      Yeah, I feel the same way. I do want to specialize in more areas than one. I'm already working on a private label business for quite a while now. It just takes a lot of time and resources. Hopefully it will launch soon.
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      • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
        Originally Posted by Dani Friedman View Post

        Yeah, I feel the same way. I do want to specialize in more areas than one. I'm already working on a private label business for quite a while now. It just takes a lot of time and resources. Hopefully it will launch soon.
        Yeah, it doesn't take long to realize that all of these "push button money making machine" scams are bogus. You find out real quick that eCommerce is a real business and that in order to succeed for the long term, it takes a considerable amount of time, effort and skills and lacking those, it often takes a considerable amount of money.
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    Hi Dani,

    What are you most passionate about? Follow that path because you and the niche is most attractive to others with your passion, patience and persistence.
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